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Meet the 2017 Dairy Festival Contestants!

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Seven ladies from Hopkins County will be competing for the title of 2017 Dairy Festival Queen this June! Upon entry the ladies filled out questionnaires about themselves to let us know a little more about them.

Starting with 2016 Dairy Festival Queen, Sadie Evans is the daughter of Jason and Angie Evans. She is a senior at Sulphur Springs High School and will be attending Belmont University in the fall to pursue a degree in Music and Songwriting, as well as Music Business. Sadie has completed 3 1/2 years of vocal training at Septien Entertainment Group and is heavily involved in the SSHS theater program as well as the community theater . Sadie is Student Council Vice President, Class Officer, Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipient, and Dare to Dream video anchor, just to name a few.

Allie Avery is the daughter of Anthony and Tenny Tanton and the late Stan Avery. She attends Sulphur Springs High School and plans to attend college with a major in Business and Engineering. Allie is involved in her church youth, praise team, and skit team, Student Council, Key Club, Junior Class Officer, Business Professionals of America, FFA, Hi-King Klub Head Pledge, and Dare to Dream.

Gracie Boyer is the daughter of Rudy and Christy Boyer. Gracie attends Sulphur Springs High School and plans to attend college to pursue a degree in Nursing. She is a Varsity Lady Cat Cross County runner, Varsity Lady Cat Track runner, Varsity Lady Cat Soccer player, and 2017-2018 Varsity Cheerleader.

Natalie Cruz is the daughter of Curtis and Kathy Wright. Natalie attends Sulphur Springs High School and plans to attend Baylor University to major in Anesthesiology, in addition she also plans to obtain her private pilot’s license. Natalie is involved is Tae Kwan Do, SSHS Varsity Band, SSHS Jazz Band, and SSHS Color Guard. She also writes her own music, which she plans to perform as her talent at the Dairy Festival Pageant.

Peyton Dietze is the daughter of Jason and Jill Dietze. She attends Sulphur Springs High School and plans to attend Baylor University and major in Accounting in the future. Peyton is 2018 Class President, National Honor Society President, 2017-2018 Varsity Cheer Co-Captain, Key Club President, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camper, National Technical Honor Society Secretary, and a member of FCCLA.

Marissa Greenway is the daughter of George and Meredith Greenway. She attends Sulphur Springs High School. Marissa is involved in Cheerleading, FFA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Jaci Reed is the daughter of Shane and Kori Reed. Jaci attends Suphur Springs High School and plans to attend the University of North Texas in Denton to pursue a degree in Musical Theater. Jaci is involved in SSISD One Act Plays, Shining Stars Productions, the French Club, Key Club, Student Council, and National Thespian Honor Society (President and Vice President)

Imani Taylor is the daughter of Freddie and Rita Taylor, and she enjoys cheerleading, gymnastics, singing and dance. Her talent will be a lyrical presentation. After graduation, she plans to attend Texas Tech University to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She hopes to compete in track and field or cheerleading on the collegiate level. During high school, Imani has been MLK Student of the Year, a member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Key Club, a 4-year cheerleader, District 16 MVP and High Point Awardee in Girls Track, on Varsity in volleyball and basketball, a Dare to Dream Counselor and in the choir and praise dance ministry at her church.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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